Established in 2002, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a statutory Regulatory Body set up by Parliament through The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001. The work of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is governed by this and other associated legislation.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is the UK regulator for two professions, nursing and midwifery. The primary purpose of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is protection of the public. It does this through maintaining a register of all NURSES, MIDWIVES and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses eligible to practise within the UK and by setting standards for their education, training and conduct.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council also:
- quality assures nursing and midwifery education;
- consider allegations of misconduct, lack of competence or unfitness to practise due to ill health;
- set standards and provide guidance for local supervising authorities for MIDWIVES.
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